Colouring in for Adults


Colouring in for Adults

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Colouring in for Adults

I spied the ‘Colour me Good’ colouring books and paper dolls for adults some time ago and when I was struggling to think of something to go with Dan’s terribly boring Christmas present (tool as requested), these came to mind. Dan loves hip hop (as do I); mostly Australian hip hop with its political lyrics and brilliant beat – but some American hip hop occasionally sneaks in. So ‘Colour Me Good: Hip Hop’ was a stroke of genius if I do say so myself. As I was purchasing it online, I looked at the other titles and ‘Colour Me Good: Ryan Gosling’ came up – which clearly I HAD to purchase for Eden Riley who was spending Christmas with my family. Eden talks often of her adoration of Ryan Gosling – understandable really.

To add these books to your home, school or library collection click on titles or cover images.

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Dan has loved this colouring in book a little too much. Granted he has a degenerative spine which means he needs a far bit of downtime, but really? Do you know how many times I’ve found him on the deck with the girls colouring in – not that they are allowed to touch his colouring in book. And he texted to me one day to ask if we had any gold pens or pencils so he could finish his ‘Biggy Smalls’ picture…ending the text with ‘RIP Biggie Smalls’ – I assume his demise was some time ago, not as a result of Dan going over the colouring in lines. Glad he liked his present I guess. A selection of the titles available in the series are at the end of this post, or see here.

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Someone else who loved their present was my dad, who you can read more about here. He spent a fair amount of time on our family holiday connecting dots; 1000 dots to be exact. It take much longer than you would anticipate. For my full review of these books see here.

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So if you have an adult or teen friend who needs to slow down and calm their mind…I can very much recommend the ‘Colour Me Good’ series and the ‘1000 Dot to Dot’ series.


Colouring in for Adults

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  1. I took up colouring in seriously back when I opted to give up smoking. Calms the minds and makes the ahnds busy. Now I find myself missing it ever now again if I have not coloured in for awhile. I am a very fussy colourer and will not share my books with anyone. No especially not children, Yeah I am good like that. My OCD overtakes any maternal feelings


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